London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
JULIEN VALLOU DE VILLENEUVE (1795-1866)
Salt print from a paper negative. 1851-55. Numbered in the negative; numbered in pencil on the mount.
6½ x 4¾ in. (16.5 x 12 cm.)
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Vallou de Villeneuve's carefully posed veiled or draped nudes were marketed as models for artists. Maria Morris Hambourg writes that they were used by Gustave Courbet among others.
Hambourg et al, The Waking Dream, p. 284.
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